While many of the well-known Ford Mustang enthusiasts of years gone by would turn in their grave if they thought Ford was looking at an EV Mustang, it seems that the company is looking to the future. At a time when eco-friendly travel is not only attracting major interest from governments around the world but also motorists around the world, Ford is now looking at possibly introducing a Mustang EV in the not too distant future.
While there are no definitive plans at this moment in time some of the leading directors within Ford have been indicating the company will keep its options open. Historically, you will see that Ford has not been afraid to mix and match various brand names with an array of different fuel types, so you could argue that a Mustang EV would be the next natural step?
Ford grasping the EV Nettle
Only a few months ago there was major concern that Ford was discounting hybrid and EV vehicles in favour of traditional gasoline/diesel vehicles. The company seemed unwilling, or indeed financially unable, to commit to an array of eco-friendly EV and hybrid vehicles. However, the situation has changed over the last few months with the company now ploughing head-on into the EV market and determined to become one of the leading manufacturers in the short to medium term.
Quote from ElectricForum.com : "While Ford may have been a little slow off the mark with regards to electric vehicles, there are many Ford electric vehicles available today which include the award-winning Ford focus electric car not to mention an array of Ford electric vans."
While the last few years have not been good to Ford, with the company's finances under severe pressure, this bout of belt tightening seems to have focused the company towards the future and new types of vehicle. Whether the company’s boast that it will be one of the leading EV manufacturers in the medium term turns out to be true remains to be seen but the company seems willing to invest significant funds.
Would enthusiasts buy a Mustang EV?
One of the big questions of the moment is whether there is indeed demand for a Mustang EV, especially when you bear in mind that this particular type of vehicle is renowned for its distinctive sound. Would you get the same kick out of a near silent Mustang EV as you would from one of the gasoline powered cars of years gone by?
Whether indeed Ford is serious about introducing a Mustang EV in the short to medium term remains to be seen but the announcement that it is even thinking of such a move has certainly caught the eye of car enthusiasts around the world.
While it would be a very brave move for Ford to introduce a Mustang EV, especially when you bear in mind the cars historic reputation, the announcement that it is even considering such a move has caught the attention of many Mustang enthusiast. Whether indeed we see such a vehicle on the roads remains to be seen because for many people the whole point of a Mustang is to hear the roar and the natural power of the vehicle - not something which could be easily replaced by a silent, although no doubt powerful, EV equivalent.